Reactions from fans, social media, and the soccer world are flowing in regarding the controversial bite by Luis Suarez aka “The Cannibal” on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, in the closing minutes of Uruguay’s 1-0 victory of Italy today.

Suarez, who has a history of biting, did not receive a red card on the play, despite Chiellini literally showing the referee the teeth marks in his shoulder. Video and images of the bite were shown repeatedly on ESPN, as you could clearly see Suarez chomp down on Chiellini’s shoulder.


Immediately after, as Chiellini was seen writing in pain grabbing his shoulder, play was stopped as Suarez could be seen holding his teeth.

Suarez bites Italy's Giorgio Chiellini grabs his shoulder, claiming he was bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez, during their 2014 World Cup REUTERS/Tony Gentile

The disgusting act of cannibalism should have resulted in a red card, and immediate ejection for Suarez. Instead, astoundingly, Suarez stayed on the pitch and assisted in the game winning goal just minutes later.

The world now stands in shock and disbelief as never before has such a dirty and disgusting incident occurred at the World Cup. Not since Zinedine Zidane's head butt (also against Italy), has such a dirty display of sportsmanship been seen.

Latin Times has all the videos and reactions for you as we wait to see if FIFA investigates the bite and ultimately suspends Suarez for what should be the remainder of the World Cup.

Uruguay’s coach, Oscar Tabarez was asked after the match if he saw the bite on the field and what his reaction was:

“No, I would like to see the images. I did not see that. If it did happen, the referee probably didn’t see it. No, I don’t have any more comments to make. For me, and all the people of Uruguay, we had much more important things to think about in this football match.”

#Cannibal was the most trended hashtag on twitter after the match and will certainly keep the conversation going for the next few days. Giorgio Chiellini, Italy’s defenseman who was the victim of the bite had this to say to Sky Sport Italia after the match:

“Suarez is a sneak and he gets away with it because FIFA want their stars to play in the World Cup. I’d love to see if they have the courage to use the video evidence against him. The referee saw the bite mark too, but he did nothing about it”

Chiellini's shoulder Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder. Reuters

Suarez is no stranger to controversy however, as statements of him being a “villain” in the sport has been surrounding soccer circles for years. Suarez’s first biting incident occurred on Nov. 20, 2010 he was suspended 7 games for this bite:

Then, in October of 2011, Suarez was fined 40,000 pounds and suspended 8 games for making racial slurs against an African player.

He was suspended again for biting just over a year ago on April 21, 2013. This time in the English Premier League which is considered one of the top leagues in the world. His 10 game suspension is one of the largest in league history, and despite the suspension, Suarez still went on to tie the all-time EPL record for goals in a season with 31.

The latest bite will certainly over shadow Suarez’s double he scored against England in Uruguay’s 2-1 victory of the 3 Lions last Wednesday. It will also cloud in controversy Uruguay’s win today that will send them to the knockout stage for the second consecutive world cup.

For now, the world watches and waits to see what if any punishment FIFA passes down upon Suarez. If Suarez indeed gets suspended for the remainder of the World Cup, I hear AMC has already confirmed his casting as a zombie in the newest season of The Walking Dead.